Lisa De Pasquale

Each week the De Pasquale's Dozen asks political figures and free market-minded writers and entertainers to take a break from politics and talk about their pop culture obsessions.

1. How do you think pop culture and entertainment affect people’s political beliefs?
Andrew Breitbart and I always concurred that "politics is downstream from culture."

2. What's your favorite U.S. Capitol ghost story?
On this, I concur with "View from the Capitol's" host and incessant snarkstress, Ms. Katherine Amenta: "The Demon Cat", which you can track with other Capitol ghouls and ghosts here:

3. What canceled TV show would you put back on the air?
Since, during the show's March episode, Ms. Amenta arbitrarily and shabbily fired me on the air, I'd like to see "View from the Capitol" back on NewsChannel 8's Morning Show.

4. Who would be on the perfect "Red Eye" panel?
Patti Ann Browne; Tracy Byrnes; and Robert Davi's hair.

5. If you could play with any band who would it be?
The Screaming Lemurs.

6. What overlooked band or artist deserves to be in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame?
Per extensive market research conducted by my brother Dinky: My brother Dinky.

7. If Democrats and Republicans had theme songs for 2012 what would they be?

8. What do you remember most about going to the movies as a kid?
How has that experience changed for the better or worse for your kids? "Sensurround." Today's kids' hearing is better.

9. Many have said that Washington D.C. is like Hollywood for ugly people. How do you think D.C. is like Hollywood? How is it different?
Speaking as an ugly person, whether in politics or entertainment, a diva is a diva.

10. What’s the best present you ever received as a child?

11. What advice do you remember your mother or father giving you? Did you take it?
My father said, "All politicians are bullsh*t artists." (See question 12, supra.)

12. Tell me about the moment you decided to enter the political arena.
Likely I made the decision to stumble into the political arena right after my father told me not to do it. Yes, kids, sadly your parents' wisdom too oft becomes more evident in hindsight.

Lisa De Pasquale

Lisa De Pasquale is is a writer in Alexandria, VA. Miss De Pasquale was previously the director of the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), where she oversaw all aspects of the conference from June 2006 to April 2011. Prior to CPAC, she was the program director of the Clare Boothe Luce Policy Institute. In 2010, she was named a “Rising Star” by Campaigns & Elections magazine in their annual list of top political leaders under 35. She has written articles for and Townhall Magazine, Human Events, The Daily Caller, Washingtonian, the St. Augustine Record, The Washington Times, The Houston Chronicle, and the Tallahassee Democrat. Originally from Florida, Miss De Pasquale received a B.A. from Flagler College in St. Augustine.

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